Fremont County School District No. 2

Student Health

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Many daily tasks that we perform over time can become mundane. One that needs to remain diligent is the health screening of your child(ren) before sending them to school. Ensure your child’s body temperature is below 100.0° F. Be certain you are using your thermometer correctly. 

Every morning in addition to a temperature check, ask or monitor your child for the following symptoms:

  • Do you have a sore throat?
  • Is there a new uncontrolled cough, or change in a current cough? (students with chronic allergic/asthmatic coughs, is this a change from their normal cough?)
  • Is there shortness of breath? 
  • Is there diarrhea or vomiting?
  • Is there a new onset of headaches with a fever?
  • New loss of taste or smell

Remember, this is an additional tool to keep your child, other children, you, and our school safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know, like any other school year, follow the student handbook for keeping your child(ren) home when sick. That has not changed.

When in doubt, keep your child(ren) home! Notify the school promptly that you have chosen to do so.

Call me. I am here for you and your family! Always consult with your family health care provider if you have questions or concerns regarding your child(ren) symptoms related to COVID-19.

Remain diligent with handwashing, social distancing when you are able, and wear your facial coverings.

Be safe and be well. We are in this together!

Your school nurse,

Anna Hinkle
(307) 455-5511
School days 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Student Health Screenings

We do vision and hearing screenings annually in selective grades and by referrals. We send results home upon completion. 

School Medication Policy

We only give medication to students with written consent from parents. All medication, both prescription and over-the-counter, must be in the original container when brought from home to be administered at school. Please use the link in the sidebar of this page to see the complete policy and form.

When to Keep Your Child Home

Many parents ask, “When is my child too sick to go to school?” This is not always an easy question to answer. A child who is sick cannot perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff. In general, we ask that you keep your child home from school if he or she has any of the following symptoms or diagnosed illnesses:

  • Fever greater than 100 degrees (orally)
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Coughing: nonstop, deep, barking, congested, or productive with mucous
  • Rash or rash with fever (new or sudden onset)
  • Brown, gray, tan, or yellow drainage from the nose, eyes, or any other part of the body
  • Unusually sleepy, lethargic, or grumpy
  • Strep throat
  • The common cold, but with very runny nose and/or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night
  • Communicable illness such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), impetigo, head lice, ringworm, or scabies

Reminder

Your student may return to school:

  • After being fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication
  • 24 hours after vomiting has stopped

We can all reduce illness at Dubois K-12 school by using basic infection control methods:

  • Keep sick family members home
  • Do not share food or drink
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes
  • Wash your hands frequently

Let’s curtail school illness by keeping sick children home.